Is it safe to have peritoneal dialysis after colostomy?
I have weak veins in my arms and the surgeon is trying to connect an artery to a very weak vein. I have a colostomy. Would it be possible for me to have peritoneal dialysis? My kidney doctor says he has never had a patient with both. The surgeon says it would work if necessary.
Hi. welcome to HCM. PD is possiblie even with colostomy and it is safe also. But, we should take great care in selecting site of PD catheter insertion. Don't get worried. You can meet your surgeon and discuss about the site of PD catheter insertion. There are number of modifications for that. I think this would be helpful to you. Best wishes. TC. Dr Jay Patel.
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